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Muncaster Castle Textile Retreat

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th September 2008

This residential course is dedicated to the learning, understanding and appreciation of embroidery and textiles.

Held in one of the most important historic houses in England, Muncaster Castle has been a family home for hundreads of years, and still remains so. With the special permission of the owners, we will have the rarely granted freedom to explore these houses to study in depth, with the two tutors, their textile treasures.

The study and lectures are interspersed throughout each day with practical stitching and "hands on" practical textile conservation. You will explore the history and techniques of crewel work, including stitching your own project piece which will be directly drawn from the historic crewel work at Muncaster Castle. There will be ample opportunity for individual tuition.

Accommodation at the newly rebuilt Pennington Hotel right on the water's edge in the tiny fishing village of Ravenglass, or in the converted Stable Block at the Castle.

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Tutored by Jacqui Hyman of The Textile Restoration Studio and Phillipa Turnbull of The Crewel Work Company.

Jacqui is already well known in the UK and abroad in her field of textile conservation, and as a lecturer on antique needlework. An accredited conservator, she established her studio in 1982 and her clients include Stately Homes, Churches, Museums and serious collectors

Phillipa is equally well known at home and abroad as a leading exponent of crewel work, as well as for her highly successful "Lady Anne's Needlework" Elizabethan Textile Retreats in her home town of Appleby, which attracted students as far away as California.

 

 

 


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